Lancing sail into semis after overcoming depleted Wivi’s fighting spirit

Action from Lancing v Haywards Heath & Wivelsfield, Nov 20 2016 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

Haywards Heath attacks were considerably more frequent than might have been expected with eight players

Lancing 4 (Akehurst 20, Cobb 24, Gipson 27, Dack 33)
Haywards Heath & Wivelsfield 0

Just when you think the team have hit rock-bottom, that Wivi spirit shines through yet again and they end up surprising probably even themselves. Continue reading


Honours even in derby double

Haywards Heath 2nds 2-0 Wivelsfield Green
Wivelsfield Green 5-2 Haywards Heath 2nds

Emma Chrimes in action for Wivelsfield Green (Photo: Dave Burt)

Emma Chrimes was outstanding for Wivelsfield but could not find the net (Photo: Dave Burt)

What a difference a game makes. The spoils were shared in the double-header between two local rivals in challenging conditions, each winning one of the matches.

Haywards Heath were fairly consistent throughout the two games, their success based on a solid defence and the twin attacking threat of Katie Harding and Keeley Wheatley.

Contrastingly, Wivelsfield went from one extreme to the other, wasting the first half of the opening encounter as they struggled to get to grips with the blustery conditions and artificial surface, but then building on the confidence that flooded back as they played their more familiar passing game. Continue reading

Unstoppable Chichester march towards title

Wivelsfield Green 1 Chichester City Reserves 7

Action from Wivelsfield Green v Chichester city Reserves, Feb 16 2014 Photo: Dave Burt

Chichester ruthlessly exploited Wivelsfield’s depleted side (Photo: Dave Burt)

Chichester continued their relentless march to the Premier Division with an emphatic 7-1 victory over a ring-rusty Wivelsfield Green at Chichester College.

The SECWL Division One West front-runners stretched their lead to 19 points – an almost unbridgeable gap, with less than a third of the season still to play.

But the gulf that really showed was the one between their superbly drilled side and the rest of the league.

Wivelsfield, currently third, performed admirably in their first competitive game for two months, and are one of the division’s stand-out sides – after Chichester. Continue reading

Chichester Reserves extend their lead

Chichester City Res 4-0 Wivelsfield Green LFC

SE Counties Women’s League Division One West

November 24 2013

Action from Chichester C Reserves v Wivelsfield Green LFC Nov 24 2013Chichester cemented their place at the top of Division One West with an emphatic and deserved victory over closest rivals Wivelsfield.

The Greens’ surge up the table has been unstoppable, and high-flying Wivi – who themselves led the league until a few weeks ago – were unable to halt the momentum that takes the league leaders 10 points clear. Continue reading